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Luhmann explained : from souls to systems

Author: Hans-Georg Moeller
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©2006.
Series: Ideas explained series, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social systems theory. Discusses key concepts and relevant philosophical issues, and presents a case study. English-language translations of three of Luhmann's essays and bibliographies of works by and on Luhmann are included"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Niklas Luhmann; Niklas Luhmann; Niklas Luhmann; Niklas Luhmann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Georg Moeller
ISBN: 0812695984 9780812695984 9780812695984
OCLC Number: 68694011
Description: xii, 299 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. A new way of thinking about society. What is social systems theory? ; What is real? ; What happens to the human being? ; What can be done? --
Part 2. Mass media. The mass media as a system ; Beyond manipulation ; The reality of the mass media ; Individuality and freedom --
Part 3. Philosophical contexts. Kant ; Hegel ; Marx ; Husserl ; Habermas ; Postmodernity, deconstruction, and techno-theory --
Conclusion: From metanarrative to supertheory.
Series Title: Ideas explained series, v. 3.
Responsibility: Hans-Georg Moeller.
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Providing an introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social system theory, this work integrates various schools of thought, including sociology, philosophy and biology. It provides an analysis of "world  Read more...

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